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Bulk Oil customer: I just wanted to thank you again for your speed and efficiency in enabling me to join the scheme so quickly and take advantage of the 'reduced' rate. I have been very anxious about refilling the oil tank but this scheme has eased some of that concern. Many thanks
Fiona - Electric Tricycle User, Age 51. 'I purchased an electric tricycle as I have Multiple Sclerosis and can no longer ride a bicycle due to poor balance and mobility issues. I have found that being out on my tricycle that my fitness has improved and it has had an impact on weight loss. With the pedal assist I am still able to pedal and use my legs which is important to keep my muscles active, reduce numbness and I am also able to cycle further including hills and this also helps with fatigue as I tire easily. I have enjoyed being able to access local rural areas which has had a positive impact on my mental health and wellbeing, especially during this difficult time due to Covid-19 and being isolated as a clinically vulnerable person. This has meant that I have been able to get out of the house and feel safe whilst exercising. There are a lot of support groups on social media where I have met other like minded cyclists who have offered invaluable support and advice and I have met up with another lady tricycle rider as a riding companion.'
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
Wheels to Work North Lincolnshire Scheme - John from Grimsby ‘I joined the scheme in 2021 after hearing about it from a family member. I was in need of transport to get to and from work as I had my motorbike stolen and was not able to replace it. As a short-term arrangement I was relying on a family member to take and pick me up from work. For me the key benefit of the wheels to work scheme was that it provided me with a scooter that enabled me to get to and from work, it also gave me back independence and freedom. I would definitely recommend the scheme and I have done so to friends who are need of transport to get to work. Don’t’ underestimate the scooters as they are extremely reliable . My experience of the scheme was great, and I was glad that I was successful in receiving a scooter via the scheme’.
Our Men in Sheds Humber Alliance supports sheds all over the East Riding , North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire- Comment from a local shedder who attends regularly, "The shed is brilliant, we have a laugh. Some people are busy all the time and others don't do a thing but sit and chat over a cuppa".
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Good Neighbour Schemes - East Riding of Yorkshire

Good Neighbour Schemes are set up and run by local residents who offer help and support to fellow residents of their town or village. Each Good Neighbours Scheme is individual and the support they can offer will vary depending on the range of skills and time - for example driving, gardening, dog walking, shopping, sharing some time with someone or practical tasks like changing a lightbulb. Volunteers do not take on tasks best suited to trained professionals or the emergency services but can help out with the occasional things that can make all the difference. 

Usually, each group has a coordinator who takes calls from people who need some help and matches the person needing help with volunteers. The system is popular with volunteers as it is flexible and can fit in with an already busy life. It is popular with people who require a little help, as they benefit enormously knowing they can rely on a trustworthy and friendly face. All the tasks are undertaken for free, although usually schemes offer to reimburse their volunteer drivers for their motoring costs. 

We aim to support existing and new independent voluntary groups who would like to offer Good Neighbours Schemes and make sure that they have access to the information, advice, training and support that they need to operate safely, effectively and sustainably. Our vision is that all East Riding residents will be able to access Good Neighbour Scheme support in their local area.

We would like to find the schemes that are already operating in the East Riding to find out if there is any support they need. Let us know if your scheme needs any support, for example:

  • Funding for volunteer expenses and running costs (eg mobile phone costs, DBS checks)
  • Help to coordinate or recruit volunteers or with volunteer management
  • Guidance to help with the activities or documents associated with running a group
  • Links with sources of support for residents whose needs change or who require support that is beyond the capacity of the Good Neighbours Scheme

We will also identify areas/communities where no Good Neighbours Scheme exists and find out if there are any volunteers in that area who are willing to participate in or even coordinate a scheme. We would also like to identify any other community organisations that could assist these local schemes.

If you are interested in starting a scheme, or volunteering for an existing one in your area, please get in touch with us on 01652 638814 or email info@hwrcc.org.uk.

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